PC Abigail Chalkright On Trial At Luton Magistartes Having Sprayed A Man In The Face With PAVA

PC Abigail Chalkright
PC Abigail Chalkright At Luton Magistrates Court

A Hertfordshire Police officer will face trial today (11th June) on an assault charge following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

PC Abigail Chalkright, who is based at Hertford Police Station, is accused of spraying PAVA into the face of a man at Cheshunt on 1 February last year (2020). She pleaded not guilty to common assault by beating during an appearance before the same court last October.

Following a referral from Hertfordshire Constabulary, the IOPC investigated PC Chalkright’s conduct after she responded with colleagues to a reported disturbance at a property. This included considering whether the officer’s actions were reasonable, proportionate and necessary in the circumstances.

After consideration of the evidence the IOPC  completed their investigation in June 2020 and passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service, who authorised the charge the

Hertfordshire Constabulary
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Hertfordshire Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. Its headquarters is in Welwyn Garden City.